Quiz: pennies for your thoughts
Anatomy of the Market Basket meltdown
Local CEOs, the former US secretary of labor, an MIT Sloan professor, and more offer their reflections on the company’s disastrous summer.
How my brother’s life ended with a fentanyl overdose
George Bell’s family was powerless to stop his brother’s lifelong, and life-ending, drug and alcohol addiction.
Cape Flyer’s gourmet chef
Renee Scharoff has taken over the catering concession on the Cape Flyer, the revived vacationers’ train now in its second season.
Out of the public eye, generosity and resolve
Detractors portray Arthur S. Demoulas as combative and money grubbing, but that is not how former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis and local powerbroker Kevin Phelan see him.
District attorney withheld 19 pages of Remy report
In May, Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan released a 16-page report that she said detailed the results of an independent review of how her office handled the case against Jared W. Remy, who had been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend two days before he killed her.
But the report was not complete. In a possible violation of the state’s public records laws, Ryan’s office withheld 19 pages of the report.
Arthur T. Demoulas profile: A personal touch that can cut two ways
Arthur T. Demoulas has been cast as a hero in the dramatic Market Basket stageplay. Yet court documents and transcripts of board meetings reveal his tougher side.
Voters aren’t eager for more charter schools
Voter support for more charter schools in Massachusetts appears to be weak, according to a new Boston Globe poll.
Search for James Foley consumed family, colleagues
A mission that began nearly two years ago was a highly organized effort in what ultimately proved to be an unsuccessful quest to free him.
3 administrators at Latin Academy placed on leave
The Boston School Department is investigating allegations of harassment, discrimination, and intimidation.
Horenstein’s images demonstrate a love of country
Henry Horenstein’s photographs in “Honky Tonk,” at Endicott College, celebrate country music.
2 US Ebola patients are released by Atlanta hospital
ATLANTA — The two American aid workers who were the first patients ever to be treated for the Ebola virus at a hospital in the United States have been released, capping a transcontinental medical drama that stirred public debate about whether any American with the virus should have been allowed to return.
Emory University Hospital, which admitted Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol to a specialized isolation ward this month.
Middlesex DA Ryan criticizes opponent’s side businesses
Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan criticized her opponent in the Democratic primary Thursday , saying his decision to consult for a private developer while serving in public office showed a “callous disregard for integrity and ethics.”
Logan adding direct flight to Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Airways, voted the world’s best airline this year by travelers, will start flying non-stop between Boston and its base in Hong Kong in May next year.
Companies in fight for ‘concierge medicine’ market
Two companies are battling in court over the Greater Boston market for premium health care services known as “concierge medicine.”
Book traces lawmaker’s rise from Jim Crow South to Congress
Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina spoke in Boston recently about his new memoir.
Judge’s ruling favors Globe in Steward complaint
A judge ruled that Steward Health Care System has no right to see any reporting or records collected by Globe for an upcoming story.
‘Frank’ tries to get inside a singer’s head
The movie with Michael Fassbender in a giant papier-mache head is an entertaining curio with flashes of inspiration.
Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.
The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners’ loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight.
But consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgage bonds, which fueled the worst financial crisis since the 1930s and threw millions of homes into foreclosure.
Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom
WASHINGTON — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime US and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf’s increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens.
The dilemma: How to save the lives of those kidnapped without financing terror groups, and encouraging more kidnappings.
Governor taking National Guard out of Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. — Governor Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.
Since the guard’s arrival Monday, flare-ups in the small section of town that had been the center of nightly unrest have begun to subside.
Sears Holdings posts loss of nearly $1 Billion as it struggles to transform
Sears Holdings announced Thursday that it had lost nearly $1 billion in the first six months of the year.
The company has been bleeding money for several quarters as its leadership tries to transform the business from a traditional retailer into a more targeted company that relies on loyal shoppers, who are offered personalized deals.